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Cactus Quartz

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About Cactus QuartzHide

Formula:
SiO2
A variety of Quartz

Quartz crystals encrusted by a second generation of smaller crystals grown on the prism faces. The small second generation crystals point away from the prism and their orientation is not related to the crystallographic orientation of the central crystal. Often the tips of the first generation crystals remain free.
Also called spirit quartz or pineapple quartz.




Chemical Properties of Cactus QuartzHide

Formula:
SiO2

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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